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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/17/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    
  307-261-7603    

BLM Hosts Public Forum on Recreation Business Plans


The Bureau of Land Management will be hosting a public forum to solicit public comments concerning recreation fees within the area managed by the Casper Field Office.

The public forum will be held at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) from 6 to 7 p.m. on July 30, 2009. The public is encouraged to attend and comment.

Business plans for recreation fees are mandated by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq. and recommended for all fee sites in the final Wyoming REA Evaluation Report completed in 2008.

Two separate business plans will be presented during this forum. The first plan will be specific to the NHTIC and will include entrance fees, collection and reporting methods as well as long term goals for revenues collected. A second business plan will include a revision of the current fee structure for the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area and a newly proposed fee for The Trapper’s Route Special Recreation Management Area.

For more information contact Eve Bennett at (307) 261-7517.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 07-17-2009